Is it child abuse to raise a child gender neutral?
Paloma Faith has stated she’ll be raising her child as gender neutral.
The musician gave birth in December but has declined to reveal the name or sex of the baby, with the reasoning now becoming clear. She said “I just want them to be who they want to be,”
Speaking to the Mirror at the Q Awards, she explained her approach to gender neutral parenting involves, for example, not dressing her child in stereotypical “boy/girl” colours such as pink and blue, to avoid implicit pressure on the child’s own gender identification.
She added that she hopes to have more children with her partner and said “I’m loving being a mum. I want two or three kids in all and they’ll be gender neutral.”
Have a listen to this message that came in today about this –
I agree Niall that this type of thing is complete child abuse. What is the world coming to when we can’t say if a child is a boy or girl? What does the midwife say on delivery – “Here you go person – you have just had a baby” – how ridiculous is that? How confusing will it be when the poor child goes to school and doesn’t know if it should be a boy or a girl. This is getting out of hand. If the person is not in the right gender and is old enough to make that decision – go right ahead.
But this is socially conditioning a child to be confused about his or her gender. If you have a baby boy – then that’s what you had – if you have a baby girl – that’s her gender. I’m sorry but this needs to stop. Society is changing and I don’t like the world we are becoming.
What do you think of this person’s message?
Is the person right? Or do you think society needs to start being more accepting and that this is a step in the right direction.
I want to know what you think –
Is it child abuse to raise a child as gender neutral?
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